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The Best Jean Gabin Movies  

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List of the best Jean Gabin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jean Gabin's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jean Gabin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jean Gabin movies will be at the top of the list. Jean Gabin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jean Gabin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jean Gabin films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jean Gabin role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jean Gabin performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples include His Last Twelve Hours and Voici le temps des assassins.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jean Gabin movies?" and "What are the greatest Jean Gabin roles of all time?"

If you're a fan of Jean Gabin, then check out our lists of the best Marcello Mastroianni and Toshiro Mifune movies as well.

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Jean Renoir, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon
La Bête Humaine is a 1938 French film directed by Jean Renoir, with cinematography by Curt Courant. The picture features Jean Gabin, and is loosely based on the novel of the same name by ...more
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Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio
La Grande Illusion is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French ...more
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Jeanne Moreau, Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura
Touchez pas au grisbi is a 1954 French crime film directed by Jacques Becker and starring Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura, Dora Doll, Delia Scala, René Dary, and Miss America ...more
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Claude Rains, Ida Lupino, Jean Gabin
Moontide is a 1942 American drama film noir directed by Archie Mayo and Fritz Lang, although Lang was uncredited when the film was released. The screenplay was written by John O'Hara and ...more
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Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Gaston Modot
Pépé le Moko is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. The film depicts an infamous gangster, nicknamed Pépé le Moko. The film is ...more
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Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur
Port of Shadows is a 1938 French film directed by Marcel Carné. It stars Jean Gabin, Michel Simon and Michèle Morgan. The screenplay was written by Jacques Prévert based on ...more
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Four Bags Full is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jean Gabin Movies
Louis de Funès, Jean Gabin, Bourvil
La Traversée de Paris French: The Trip Across Paris, is a French comedy drama film from 1956, directed by Claude Autant-Lara, written by Marcel Aymé, starring Jean Gabin, Bourvil ...more
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Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Arletty
Le jour se leve is a 1939 film written by Jacques Viot and Jacques Prévert and directed by Marcel Carne.
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Peter Ustinov, Jean Gabin, Anton Walbrook
Le Plaisir, also known by its English title House of Pleasure, is a 1952 French comedy-drama anthology film directed by Max Ophüls adapting three stories by Guy de Maupassant. Le Plaisir ...more
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Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Madeleine Renaud
Stormy Waters is a 1941 film directed by Jean Grémillon.
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Les Misérables Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier
Les Misérables is a 1958 French-East German-Italian film adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel released in France on 12 March 1958. Written by Michel Audiard and René Barjavel, the ...more
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Édith Piaf, Jean Gabin, María Félix
French Cancan is a 1954 French musical film written and directed by Jean Renoir and starring Jean Gabin and María Félix. Where Renoir’s previous film Le Carosse d’or had celebrated ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Jean Gabin, Daniel Gélin
Martin Roumagnac is a 1946 French crime film made by Alcina and distributed by Lopert Film. It was directed by Georges Lacombe. The film stars Jean Gabin and Marlene Dietrich with Marcel Herrand ...more
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Jean Gabin, Vladimir Sokoloff, Louis Jouvet
The Lower Depths is a 1936 French drama film directed by Jean Renoir, based on a play of the same title by Maxim Gorky. A glimpse into the lives of several people living at the bottom of the ...more
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Jean Gabin, Isa Miranda, Ave Ninchi
The Walls of Malapaga, is a 1949 Franco-Italian film co-production made by Francinex and Italia Produzione. It was directed by René Clément and produced by Alfredo Guarini from a ...more
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Jean Gabin, René Lefèvre, Pierre Magnier
Lady Killer is a 1937 French drama film directed by Jean Grémillon and starring Jean Gabin.
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Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura
The Sicilian Clan is a 1969 French crime film directed by Henri Verneuil and starring Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura and Alain Delon. The film was largely marketed by the casting together of three of ...more
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Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, José Luis de Vilallonga
Any Number Can Win is a 1962 French film directed by Henri Verneuil. The film is based on the novel The Big Grab by Zekial Marko .
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Méphisto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jean Gabin Movies
Méphisto Jean Gabin, Gilbert Roland
Méphisto is the title of a 1930 French film directed by Henri Debain and Georges Vinter, starring Janine Ronceray and Jean Gabin. It was Gabin's first role in a long and illustrious
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Simone Signoret, Jean Gabin, Annie Cordy
Le Chat is a 1971 French-language drama film directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre and based on Georges Simenon's 1967 novel The Cat.
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La Bandera Jean Gabin, Annabella, Pierre Renoir
La Bandera is a 1935 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Annabella, Jean Gabin and Robert Le Vigan. It was based on the 1931 novel La Bandera by Pierre Mac Orlan. After ...more
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Air of Paris Jean Gabin
Air of Paris is a 1954 French drama film, directed by Marcel Carné. Actor Jean Gabin won the Volpi Cup at the 1954 Venice International Film Festival.
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Two Men in Town is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jean Gabin Movies
Two Men in Town Alain Delon, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Gabin
Two Men in Town is a 1973 Franco-Italian film directed by José Giovanni.
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Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey
Zouzou is a French film by Marc Allégret released in 1934.
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Love Is My Profession Brigitte Bardot, Jean Gabin, Franco Interlenghi
In Case of Adversity is a 1958 French film directed by Claude Autant-Lara, screenplay by Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, after a novel by Georges Simenon.